Dewalt puts hammer down with heavy-duty DC900KL drill launch

Power tool manufacturer, Dewalt, has announced the launch of its heavy-duty hammer drill the DC900KL

The DC900KL drill has been designed with a three-speed transmission for optimum use. The highest gear is designed for hammer drilling into concrete.
The DC900KL drill has been designed with a three-speed transmission for optimum use. The highest gear is designed for hammer drilling into concrete.

Power tool manufacturer, Dewalt, has announced the launch of its heavy-duty hammer drill   the DC900KL.

Dewalt has engineered the DC900KL with a 36V battery, providing users with increased levels of power and runtime, while maintaining a similar weight to corded and other 18V hammer drills.

It was built from the ground up with innovative features and delivers increased speed, runtime and durability, according to the company. It also provides contractors with the performance of a corded hammer drill without the restriction of a power cord.

It has been designed with a three-speed transmission that optimises the speed applied to each application. For example, the first speed option is ideal for use with hole saws and self feed bits when drilling large holes in wood while the second speed option is ideal for use with auger bits or screwdriving.

The third speed is ideal for hammer drilling into concrete.

Additionally, the DC900KL is equipped with a 13mm self-tightening chuck, which enables the chuck to automatically tighten throughout operation. This provides the end user with twice the bit gripping torque of a traditional keyless chuck.

Dewalt has also designed the DC900KL with high-levels of durability and reliability to withstand the most demanding applications and the most extreme jobsite environments.

For added user comfort and control, the drill has an anti-slip comfort grip on the handle.

It was tested against other Dewalt corded hammer drills by drilling a 35mm hole saw into 20gauge steel. On average, the DC900KL was able to drill through this material in 3.87 seconds.

When testing the runtime of the tool, the DC900KL drilled an average of 67 holes using a 65mm self feed bit through a 50mm x 250mm. This is 2.6x the number of holes drilled by Dewalt's 18V hammer drill.

The drill also has the ability to complete a variety of heavy-duty applications, such as drilling in wood with self feed bits, auger bits and hole saws, fastening lag bolts and hammer drilling in concrete as fast or faster than leading corded drills.

According to the company, the drill brings new levels of productivity to the jobsite. It will be available next month.

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